Whether the setting is steps from a beach in the Hamptons or the countryside outside Santa Fe, a vaulted ceiling has the power to transform a room into a space filled with volume, drama, and light.
Monte Nido Ranch
At the heart of 3.45 glorious acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, this magnificent home of Mediterranean inspiration encourages lavish living and entertaining with its chef’s kitchen, theater, breezy wraparound veranda, peaceful pool and spa, and alfresco grilling and dining area. The 7,000-square-foot interiors feature variety of eye-catching ceiling treatments—including lofty vaults in the family room, the kitchen, and the owner’s bedroom. The acreage also offers a seven-stall barn, an acre of pastureland, two arenas, fruit trees, and vegetable gardens.
Breezy Hamptons Beach House
Amagansett, New York | Rylan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage
Enjoying a coveted location in a desirable private beach enclave in Amagansett, this inviting five-bedroom home exemplifies the stylish relaxation of the Hamptons. Pitched and vaulted ceilings create added airiness and light in the kitchen, the spacious great room, the study, and the roomy owner’s suite—even a serene covered deck on the second level. A pathway leads from the refreshing saltwater pool to an exclusive secluded stretch of sandy beach and the ocean.
Stately Riverfront Manor
Osterville, Massachusetts | Jack Cotton Jr., Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage
Regal refinement meets a restful riverside location at this elegant four-bedroom manor sited on a peninsula in Osterville. Pitched ceilings contribute to the palatial feel in the family room, where a wall of windows and French doors overlooks and opens to the idyllic grounds, which include a curvaceous deck and paths that meander through manicured hedges, handsome rockwork, and lush grass toward the waterfront. The 3.8-acre estate site also boasts a rare dock on the river.
San Francisco Sanctuary
San Francisco, California | Wendy Storch, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Dating to 1900 and custom-redesigned, this spirited four-bedroom home in Potrero Hill combines sleek modern style with classic San Francisco charm. Light from a wide bay window floods the living and dining room, where vaulted ceilings are accented by striking dark contemporary beams. A spacious mezzanine overlooks the space from above. Completing the alluring picture are a wine cellar, two decks for appreciating the enchanting gardens and views of the city skyline, a workshop, and garage space for up to five cars.
Lofty Light-Filled Living in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Deborah Day, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage
Beamed ceilings of varying pitches create a lofty, airy ambience in this two-bedroom oasis in the village of Tesuque, minutes north of downtown Santa Fe. The heart of the home is an open living room and kitchen with streamlined cabinets and appliances, a shepherd’s fireplace, and French doors that fold open to a traditional portal. The primary bedroom suite includes a bath with a tub and shower set amid Zen-inspired stonework. The property also offers a guesthouse, a pergola, a lily pond, a water feature, and a barn.